It’s truly amazing to see young people finally standing up to fascism after spending so long under Donald Trump.
There is no reason children should ever have to go to school again. They can just stay in their rooms on the internet. Nothing bad will happen.
Students across the U.S. are planning walkouts to protest in-person learning amid a national spike in COVID-19 omicron cases.
More than 4,100 schools nationwide were closed as of Tuesday — a slight reduction from the more than 5,400 schools closed last week following winter break, according to community event website Burbio, which tracks school closures in more than 5,000 U.S. school districts. The closures came largely due to increasing COVID-19 cases and related staffing shortages.
In New York City, students at Brooklyn Technical High School made headlines Tuesday after videos posted to social media showed swaths of students leaving a school building in the middle of the day, protesting in-person learning amid an apparent lack of testing for students and staff, according to local reports.
“We don’t feel safe at school,” a Brooklyn Tech junior told The New York Post Tuesday. “It’s pretty much that simple. There are so many cases going around and we think more should be done.”
The Boston Student Advisory Council, which is made up of elected Boston Public School (BPS) student leaders, is planning a walkout for Friday.
A graphic posted to the council’s social media reads, “Walkout with us to protect our students, families and teachers.” The graphic lists the following demands: two weeks of remote learning, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for teachers, COVID-19 testing for students and teachers, accessible food stations, assigned classrooms to enhance contact tracing, excused absences and more.
On the opposite coast, students at Redondo Union High School (RUHS) in Redondo Beach, California, also planned a walkout on Wednesday in protest of in-person classes.
“These guidelines are fine, but what’s the point if they’re not being enforced?” Michael Lee Chang, a senior at Redondo Union High School, told FOX 11 Los Angeles. “The largest clubs are still meeting at lunch indoors. You know, we’re afraid. I’m seeing eight through 18 students missing from each of my classes right now. Most because they’re out from COVID, but some because they’re not comfortable dealing with the current problem of students who test positive for COVID or were exposed to it still attending school.”
In the Midwest, where the Chicago Public School (CPS) system made headlines amid negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) that ended on Tuesday, students are also planning a Friday walkout.
“We demand our voices are not only listened to or heard but the voice of our concerns are implemented within structures,” a poster shared on social media reads.
Why be afraid of the flu, kids?
What you should actually be afraid of, kiddos, is the underground cannibal-pedophile network.